Category Archives: Peace

There is a Movement

  There is a movement in the international community to respond to the crackdown in Egypt and in other countries against LGBT individuals. Governments in Egypt, Russia, and many countries where the ultra-conservative theologically based rhetoric or socially conservative ideology … Continue reading

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Nahum 1:7 — A Stronghold in the day of trouble.

Nahum 1:7  New American Standard Bible “The LORD is good, A stronghold in the day of trouble, And He knows those who take refuge in Him.” Reflection: Whenever you face troubles or problems or threats coming at you from seemingly … Continue reading

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An Infinite God, Infinite Possibilities

It is often said in many different ways that God’s ways are not our ways and His thoughts are not our thoughts. Isaiah 55:8-9 pretty much sums it up with, “For my thoughts are not your thoughts, nor are your … Continue reading

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Psalm 35:1-3, Psalm 43

Psalm 35:1-3 (NKJV) “Plead my cause, O Lord, with those who strive with me; fight against those who fight against me. Take hold of shield and buckler, and stand up for my help. Also draw out the spear, and stop … Continue reading

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Same Message, Different Voices

When I contemplate and consider the many different religions and faiths and spiritual expressions and denominations that exist, often I wonder if there isn’t at least one core fundamental thread of thought or one principle that exists that would transcend … Continue reading

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Stances of Faith on LGBTQ Issues in Islam

— From the Human Rights Council webpage. http://www.hrc.org/resources/stances-of-faiths-on-lgbt-issues-islam Background With over a billion followers, Islam is the second largest religion in the world, and noted for its diversity of culture and ethnicity. Founded by the prophet Muhammad (peace be upon … Continue reading

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1 Corinthians 15:58

1 Corinthians 15:58 : “Therefore, my dear brothers and sisters, stand firm. Let nothing move you. Always give yourselves fully to the work of the Lord, because you know that your labor in the Lord is not in vain.” (NIV) … Continue reading

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